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Who has primary responsibility to defend the security of the US?

Isn't it the people of the United States? Since an armed civilian population is a less attractive target for any invader, doesn't gun control weaken the defense of the United States? If you were an aggressor planning to invade the USA, would you want the American people to possess a weapon in every house, as the Swiss do? Or would you prefer a subjugated people who rely on obedience to powerful government, with armed forces taking orders from the top down, so that all the aggressor has to do is to get surrender by the government while the civilians are conditioned to pray and obey and are disarmed? Isn't the armed civilian population, trained in the use of arms, fully independent of government control, the best defense of freedom from threats whether from outside or inside?

Asked By: fra59e - 4/5/2007
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It is the responsibility of the federal government to "provide for the common defense" . Go read the constitution... More
Answered By: dapixelator - 4/5/2007
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the person charged with securing the nation against all foes is the President
Answered By: kapute2 - 4/5/2007
 
I agree , that to me is the best souNDing definition of the 2nd amendment, good job, but as you know, the people that would see us subdued are the same people fighting to have our guns taken away from us, in Chicago you cannot own a weapon, or be caught with one there, but mayor Daley has one, why does he get to carry?
Answered By: sofmatty - 4/5/2007
 
Anyone who completely trusts government to do anything is a fool. I'm keeping my guns.
Answered By: mudmarine - 4/5/2007
 
The President of the US who is the Commander-in-Chief has responsibility of ensuring that this country is defended against all enemies, foreign or domestic!!
Answered By: rockandroll58-79 - 4/5/2007
 
Its the President job. You are not even close, you are totally wrong.
Answered By: paducah_billy - 4/5/2007
 
The primary responsibility for this is assigned to the president - as per the US Constitution. (A document you should read.)
Answered By: m1a1mikegolf - 4/5/2007
 
maybe the president of Mexico [ george bush]
Answered By: honeybeejim - 4/12/2007
 
defending america and a preemptive attack are a million light years apart darling
Answered By: Sugarbaby - 4/12/2007
 
The Minutemen Since neither the Border Patrol or Military seem to care. Yes Gun Control weakens America, read up on General Burgoyne. After he was captured at Saratoga he became a Member of Parliment and addressed some great points on the futility of trying to subdue an armed populace.
Answered By: vampire13r - 4/12/2007
 
anybody who carries or owns a weapon in the US,is a dangerous,are their not more murders in new york alone by guns average your deaths on the roads.farmers,police officers and gun clubs,should be able to own a weapon.everyone except farmers,should hand their weapons in at the end of each shift,club members should all... More
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Answered By: davidt - 4/13/2007
 
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